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Lighting get stomped by Avalanche in Game 2 of Stanley Cup finals

Steven Stamkos and Pat Maroon in front of the goal as Maroon's shot goes into the net
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Amalie Arena in Tampa will host Game 3 Monday

The Tampa Bay Lightining were thoroughly outplayed by the Colorado Avalanche and are now down 2-0 in the Stanley Cup finals.

The Colorado Avalanche overwhelmed the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-0 in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Valeri Nichushkin scored his seventh and eighth goals of the playoffs.

Playoff MVP front-runner Cale Makar scored twice in the third period after failing to get a shot on net in the series opener.

Game 1 overtime hero Andre Burakovsky scored again and set up Nichushkin's goal before leaving with injury.

The Lightning fell to 18-2 after a loss in the playoffs since the start of the first round in 2020.

Game 3 of the best-of-seven series is Monday night at Amalie Arena in Tampa.

STANLEY CUP FINAL SCHEDULE:

Game 1: Colorado 4, Tampa Bay 3 (OT)
Game 2: Colorado 7, Tampa Bay 0
Game 3: Monday at Tampa, 8
Game 4: Wednesday at Tampa, 8
*-Game 5: Friday at Colorado, 8
*-Game 6: June 26 at Tampa, 8
*-Game 7: June 28 at Colorado, 8

*-if necessary

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